[12:02 PM] #2 Ohio State @ Michigan State

What will be the GAME RESULT?

#2 Ohio State: Wins By 20+ Points

Any Other Result


The line for this game is Ohio State by 22 points.

No. 2 Ohio State has one more hurdle before getting to its much-anticipated showdown with Michigan next weekend. First up, however, is a road contest against Michigan State, which likely will have its hands full against the second-ranked team in the College Football Playoff rankings.

The Buckeyes are second in the nation in scoring (46.5) and third in scoring defense (12.7) and their whole arsenal was on display against Maryland. J.T. Barrett accounted for four touchdowns, Curtis Samuel found the end zone three times and Mike Weber was merely an afterthought with 93 yards on 12 carries. Defensively, the Buckeyes allowed just 43 yards on 40 rushing attempts and gave up only 4.9 yards per pass attempt as they won by at least 21 points for the seventh time this season.

The Spartans have split their last six meetings with the Buckeyes, but this is not a typical season for Michigan State. The Spartans won for the first time since Week 2 when they rolled past Rutgers 49-0 last weekend, a victory fueled by three first-half touchdown passes by Tyler O’Connor and a combined 174 rushing yards and three rushing TDs by LJ Scott and Madre London. Scott likely will be the focus of the Buckeyes’ defensive scheme as he has run for 120-plus yards in three of the last four games and also is averaging nearly 5.8 yards per carry over that stretch.

After posting 11 touchdown passes and four interceptions last season, Barrett has 23 touchdown passes and four interceptions this season.

Samuel, a running back, has 34 catches for 405 yards and three TDs in the last five games.

Prior to their shutout against Rutgers, the Spartans had yielded at least 24 points in eight straight games.


StreakSmarts Pick: Ohio State: Wins by 20+ Points

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick